Tourism in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Tourism in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Tourism in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Chernobyl is situated in central Ukraine and is recognized as the land of nuclear meltdown. The place is renowned all over the world for the nuclear reactor disaster which took place on April 26, 1986. The incident not only took thousands of lives but it also left the world in a state of trauma, sorrow, and pain leaving behind an indelible imprint in the minds of millions which can never be recovered.

Now the place is much safer than before. If you are planning to visit the place and explore the life there, we have listed some amazing places which you must include in your trip. Visit chernobyl exclusion zone with us.

Ghost Houses

Chernobyl Exclusion Zone has numerous abandoned houses having huge cracks in their walls. One can easily find numerous wild trees surrounding these houses representing the longevity of these abandoned places. There is no electricity and water supply in the region. One has to manage the things themselves. Instead of the rough, hard and unpleasant situation of the place you will still find some people living over there.

The Red Forest

The red forest reminds us about the nuclear disaster incident which took place few years back in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. This red forest covers a region of about 10 KM squares.

When the incident took place, the red forest acted as a life savior for many people living in nearby region. The forest absorbed most of the harmful radiations of the place turning the forest in red color. Scientists still claims that the radiation of the place is several times more than that of the nearby regions. Therefore, it is always recommended to stay away from the place if you don’t want to inhale the poisonous dust in your body.

Duga 3: Abandoned Radio Structure

Duga 3 once acted as a huge missile detecting system. The place is located few miles away from nuclear power plant. The structure is made on steel covering an area of about 460*100 meters.

Duga 3 was named as Russian Woodpecker due to its nature of tapping noise and disrupting the radio communication worldwide. The system was once used to broadcast in the shortwave radio band.

However, now the place is used by the amateurs as a transmission tower.


Pripyat is a small town located at the shore of nearby river having the same name as that of the town. In 1970, the place was having a population of more than 49+. However, with the nuclear disaster which took place in Chernobyl the place is hardly left with few handful families.

The incident has severely affected the place. The school gym, bus stations, houses, music schools, factories, hotels that once used to an ace of Pripyat is now converted to abandoned rocks.

For someone who wants to take a venture of this dismal dark place, Chernobyl is open for the tourists. Each year, more than 10k+ tourists visit the place, exploring and wondering how beautiful the place was few years back.  

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